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Poster: mrmcdaddy Date: Apr 7, 2011 1:19pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: What does this mean?

Hi! I'm kinda new to all of this. I'd really appreciate some help.

Sometimes it says public domain but when I click on the link I get this :

Other times when it says public domain a complete different link appears saying that I could do whatever I'd like with the file.

Is it copyrighted or not when it says that? Can I use the file in a commercial project or not?

Thank you!

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Poster: Oddhobby Date: Apr 11, 2011 12:33pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: What does this mean?

If it's public domain, you can use it.

"CC" is a kind of tool that helps creators and posters define rights. If someone finds something and they take the time to (scan it and) post it to the web they will let "us" know what the rights status is by using the CC tool.

However, if it is in the public domain, chances are you can use it regardless of what the "OP" (original poster) claims via the CC license (unless they do something to make it their own, e.g. modifications that create a new copyright).

Here's a link that shows the "new" CC rights tool..

just my "guess" at it; hope it helps

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This post was modified by Oddhobby on 2011-04-11 19:33:00

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Poster: splue Date: Apr 11, 2011 12:49pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: What does this mean?

that is a great post oddhobby, also u may have rights to use an item for educational purposes that exceeds any license or copyright due to fair use and the public's need to know

is this an amazing time to live or what!!!!